par Durbecq, Virginie ;Larsimont, Denis
Référence Management of Breast Cancer in Older Women, Springer, page (21-35)
Publication Publié, 2010
Partie d'ouvrage collectif
Résumé : Age is one of the most important risk factors for human malignancies, including breast cancer. Approximately 50% of all new breast cancers occur in women aged 65 years or more, a proportion which is likely to grow because of increased life expectancy and therefore increased proportion of elderly subjects in the general population. The 10-year probability of developing invasive breast cancer increases from less than 1.5% at age 40 to about 3% at age 50 and to more than 4% by age 70, resulting in a cumulative lifetime of 13.2% (1/8 of the women) (Smigal et al. 2006). © 2010 Springer-Verlag London.